Tag Archives: Writing

“Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

“Many years later I realized that if I had written only a couple of pages a day, I would’ve written 500 pages at the end of a year (and that’s not even working weekends). Any contribution you make on a daily basis is fantastic.”

via “Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” | RyanHoliday.net

“In other posts, we’ve talked about how to read more, which books to read, how to read books above your level and how to write. Well, the commonplace book is a thread that runs through all those ideas. It what ties those efforts together and makes you better at each one of them.”

via How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” | RyanHoliday.net.

Get a Life, PhD: Ten ways you can write every day

“Once I decided I needed to be writing every day, my greatest challenge was to figure out what it meant to write every day. I asked myself, ‘What counts as daily writing?’

Over time, I came to realize that writing means a lot of things and that there are lots of ways to write every day.”

Get a Life, PhD: Ten ways you can write every day.

Face It: Your Decks Will Never Be Cleared | Vitae

“The reality is: Things never clear up. They don’t even reliably settle down. Your in box is always full. The decks are always crowded. There is always more going on than you want or expect. Nonetheless, you can find ways to put your writing first, and make sure that it gets done. Otherwise, everything but your writing will get done.”

via Face It: Your Decks Will Never Be Cleared | Vitae.

10 Email Tips for Interns

10 Email Tips for Interns

“The first time a client or an upper-level manager has contact with an intern is often through e-mail. The recipient of an e-mail can learn so much about the sender by the way the message is written. From one simple e-mail, a recipient can tell if the intern pays attention to details, values the company’s image and cares about his or her responsibilities. In addition, the intern’s tone and professionalism is interpreted when reading an e-mail.”

Modern Etiquette: Email Correspondence

Good article by Grace Bonney at Design*Sponge:

Modern Etiquette: Email Correspondence

“I was so excited to tackle today’s etiquette post because, if you’re a blogger or someone who works online, you understand just how big a portion of our jobs email has become. From researching and interviewing to submissions and content management, email is the home base around which most of my business operates and returns to over and over again. Whether you’re a blogger, a business owner or someone who spends a lot of time on email, I can’t think of another area (aside from social media) that is so fraught with chances for huge snafus..”

Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer

This is a great article by Dave Kerpen about simple ways to improve your writing:

Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer.

“The number of poorly written emails, resumes and blog posts I come across each month is both staggering and saddening. Their grammar is awful. There are dozens of misspellings. Language is much wordier or more complex than necessary. Some things I read literally make no sense at all to me.”